ERIC Number: EJ924314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Teachers as Journalists?
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n2 p469-473 Jun 2011
I start by considering some of the similarities between journalists and science teachers in their work and then go on to examine three questions that are of importance in dealing with creationism in schools: Is the issue one that is worth dealing with? How might one deal with it? What does one hope to achieve by dealing with it? I conclude that (1) it is worth science teachers dealing with the issue of creationism in schools but only if they wish to; (2) science teachers should not give the impression that the theory of evolution is scientifically controversial; (3) while one is very unlikely to change the mind, as a result of school teaching, of someone who does not, on religious grounds, accept the theory of evolution, it is very worth presenting the scientific account of the theory and enabling students to review the evidence for it.
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Science Teachers, Journalism, Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Science Education
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